BLUEFIELD, WV (LOOTPRESS) – Steven Walker, a suspect in the investigation of the Memorial Day shooting which claimed the life of Tony Greene of Bluefield on Monday, has turned himself in following urging from authorities.
After being asked to surrender to police by Chief D.M. Dillow Jr. earlier on Wednesday, Steven A. Walker, 32, – along with members of his family – made his way to the Bluefield Municipal Building’s Police Station around 4:20pm.
Following the arrival of his attorney, Ryan Flanigan, Walker began an interview process with Detective-Lieutenant K.L. Adams.
“There had been some issues between the suspect and the victim over the last week,” said Dillow in a statement which brought new details to light regarding the incident. “There were several shots fired, but he was only hit once.”
It was revealed that, despite being pronounced dead on arrival upon reaching the hospital, Greene, 45, was able to speak to authorities prior to passing, providing information which pertained to the incident.
Dillow stated that Greene did have an extensive criminal history in the city, though he had not been previously involved with cases which entailed the level of violence demonstrated in this incident specifically.
There is stated to have been a situation reported earlier in the week wherein a woman claimed Greene had attempted to take her child from her yard.
It is suspected that a worsening drug habit had contributed to increasingly erratic behavior from Greene, about whom several calls-ins and reports are said to have been made in the week leading up to his passing.
Walker claimed that Greene had been in a manic state at the time of the shooting, and that he had acted in self defense. Initial coverage of this story can be found here.